David E. Tebbetts

February 29, 1940 - February 27, 2020

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David E. Tebbetts, 79, a longtime resident of Waterboro, died peacefully at his home with his daughter Terry by his side on February 27, 2020. His heart was broken and he wanted to be with his wife of 57 years, Anna, who passed on February 2, 2020.

David was born on February 29, 1940 in Sanford, the son of Herbert and Ruth (Varney) Tebbetts. He grew up in Sanford and was a graduate of Sanford High School class of 1958. Following his graduation, David enlisted in the US Navy. While stationed in Iceland, he met Anna Sigga, and as the saying goes, “It was love at first sight!” David and “his Anna” were married in 1962 and made their home in Waterboro.

David joined the Sanford Police Department where he was an officer for four years. During the trucking boom, he went to work for PV Adams & Auclair Trucking for several years. Then he went to work for the Maine Department of Transportation; working in the Alfred location for 24 years before retiring. David still had the ‘itch’ for working in a police department and worked for York County Sheriff’s Department for an additional 8 years. Also, David had so many fun and crazy times together with his friend, Arthur Roberts, Maine State Police, who is now deceased.

David was actively involved in the Mason’s Fraternal Lodge #55 of Alfred as well as the American Legion #134.

David enjoyed spending time outdoors; camping with his wife Anna or fishing with his father Herbie and countless friends. Snowmobiling back in the day with the Austin’s and Hall’s and so many others. The deer camp, cars, the C.B. days . . . his handle was Big Huey.

David loved to have fun and did! He liked to joke and tease, but was just as cool to be on the receiving end. He and Harold Hall did a bit of car racing in their younger years on some of the bridges in Portland; along with attending a few house parties that included dancing!

The York County Sheriff’s Department presented him with an odd “turkey finger” plaque after an “incident.” While using the restroom outhouse at the Milk Room; one of his Sheriff co-workers blocked the door with his car – locking him inside! Sheriff Dave Chauvette reminded us of the time he dumped his tractor into the pond while mowing the lawn! Oh the stories . . . too many good times to write up in his obituary and I’m sure there are some that shouldn’t be printed!

David was a pretty amazing guy. If you were his friend, he would stand by you through the good times and the bad – no matter what. He will be dearly missed by his daughters and granddaughters who loved him, respected him, and adored him. He was an amazing role model with a kind and loving heart; sprinkled with years of wisdom.

“Hugs to Ruby, my high school friend, and all the morning McDonald’s crew that still gather as friends after all these years!”

This is a personal note written by DAVE and requested to be printed in his obituary: “Will miss 7 a.m. Sunday Service at the Milk Room, Waterboro.” “Boy’s I’ll still be there!”

God bless Dave! He’s been reunited with his dear Anna and many others he is happy to see again! “Again, so many friends and relatives to post from Maine to all over the USA as well as Iceland, London, Norway, Germany and who knows where else. . . all dear to him and all with good memories!

He is lovingly survived by his daughters, Terry Anna Bouchard (fiancé, Jason Hyde) and Becka Tebbetts Sinclair; granddaughters Maggie Sinclair McIninch of Stockton Springs, ME Gully Omarsdottir of Iceland; and Fanney Anna Omarsdaughter of London; great-granddaughter Nealey Rae McIninch and great grandsons Omar Orn, Joel Einer, Amar Bui and one more due this summer!

Dave was predeceased by his wife Anna, his son Omar Adalbjornsson, his sister Barbara Tebbetts Page and son-in-law, Peter Leavitt.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.


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